Monday, February 14, 2005

Mon, Feb 14, 2005

Tonight for Valentines Day, Nora and I made David a special Valentine's Dinner and had it all set up in the den. We had many candles and nice music and of couse presents for Daddy too! Last year for Valentine's - David felt Nora kick for the first time. That was pretty special too. ;)

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Wed, Feb 9, 2005

Nora is playing patty cake! She opens her Left hand up and pats it on what ever she can when I start singing PatA-Cake. Her right had remains in a fist for now. Today when I was changing her diaper she grabbed my arm and began Pat-a-caking it. It was so cute! Also Nora is crawling to her bouncy seat and pulling up to it. Today I actually saw her stand up in front of it - holding on for dear life of course. She was so proud of herself! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Tue, Feb 8, 2005

I recently went to a "Discovery Toy's" party and we have discovered the perfect purpose for Nora's new toy. We call it the "bite ball toy".

At meal time, it is so difficult and challenging sometimes to get Nora to open her mouth to take a bite. Sometimes I feel like I do everything but stand on my head... so David suggested we have it on the table when she is eating and when she takes a bite we push the button and spin the balls as her reward.

Well, I have been doing that the last 2 days and it is working pretty good and I don't have to put on a show before the bite which most of the time didn't get her to take a bite.... Now the entertainment begins when she actually does what we want her to do.

Talk about creative reinforcement! :)

Monday, February 7, 2005

Mon, Feb 7, 2005

Nora is cutting her 4th tooth! It broke thru the gumb Sunday night. She and I were up all night. Poor baby has had a terrible runny nose with this tooth. It is on the bottom with all the others. No upper teeth yet, just chin choppers.